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Get to Know WPU

There’s a difference between knowing who you are and understanding how you can impact the world. At William Penn, we believe that. It’s why we’re founded on the mission of providing opportunity to anyone inspired and motivated enough to want it. This is why our heritage of open arms and open minds created a haven of diversity long before it became trendy.


Mission & History

Our Quaker heritage is what shapes our outlook on the world. It fuels the welcoming nature of our community and its openness to people of all ethnicities and faiths. It guides us in our mission to prepare true leaders, innovate through new technology, and prepare every individual who walks our halls to be his or her very best.

Our Campus

Located in the small, tightly knit community of Oskaloosa, Iowa, the William Penn campus is just an hour’s drive from the state’s capital of Des Moines and blends the aesthetic charm of several historical buildings with state-of-the-art facilities and technological resources.

Contact & Directory

At William Penn, it’s our people who make us who we are. It’s in them that you’ll see our spirit come alive every day. And they’re here for you.

Event Planning

Whether you are planning a seminar, private ceremony, or elegant reception, there are several meeting spaces to plan your next event at William Penn University.

Institutional Outcome

Learn about how our students and faculty transform opportunity into serious achievement.